Basset Hound Breed History
Basset Hounds – bloodhounds received from the French blackhound and the dog of St. Hubert; the name “basset” comes from the French “bas”, i.e. “Squat”, “hound” – a hound.
Raised in the royal families (mainly in France and Belgium), these dogs were used to track and chase with moderate speed deer, hares, rabbits and other game.
In the USA, the Basset Hound breed quickly gained popularity thanks to its magnificent scent and became a common hunting dog. The popularity of the Basset Hound breed as a domestic dog appeared relatively recently.
In Europe there are several varieties of basset, including those that are higher than usual, with straight legs. Theories of the origin of Basset Hounds are different, so do not be surprised to hear that the country of origin of Basset Hounds is Great Britain. Continue reading
The origin and appearance of the Belgian Shepherd
The Belgian Shepherd belongs to the group of North European Shepherds, from which the German Shepherds also descended. It has a small size and strong build. Outwardly, these breeds are very similar. The Belgian Shepherd’s head is moderately long, but not too wide, the ears are erect, the neck is set high, the back is straight, with a slightly lowered croup, the format is square, the tail is down, saber. The dog’s coat is long on the body, on the head, on the ears and on the front of the legs is short. Towards the back of the legs.
Basically, these were working and shepherd dogs during the Second World War, they served as connected and sanitary dogs of the Red Cross, beautiful guard dogs, they love and protect children. Continue reading